Video Producer Salary

For Video Producers, annual average wages total $53K per year. Total cash compensation for Video Producers runs from $33K to $85K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Male Video Producers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,462 - $83,469
$35K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,422
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50%
90%

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$12.49 - $41.16
$12
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $19.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,462 - $83,469  
   
Bonus
$502 - $7,278  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $6,787  
Commission
$2,944 - $35,508  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,037 - $84,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $41.16  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $54.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$502 - $7,278  
   
Commission
$2,944 - $35,508  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,037 - $84,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235

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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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Though not the most common occurrence, Video Producers sometimes become Executive Producers, where the average income is $97K per year. Creative Directors or Senior Video Editors are common next-step roles for Video Producers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Creative Directors is $31K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Senior Video Editors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Video Producer


Amazon.com Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $69K.

Popular Skills for Video Producer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Project Coordinating, and Cinematography are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. It is often found that people who know Adobe After Effects are also skilled in Apple Final Cut Pro. Skill sets containing Video Editing also tend to include Project Management, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Pay by Experience for a Video Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Video Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 744 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Video Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 665 salaries. An experienced Video Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 392 salaries. A Video Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,321

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Video Producers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 55 percent. Video Producers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cincinnati and Cleveland (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Video Producer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Video Producer?

Video Producer in St. George:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Doing different things and being able to use my creative skills when working on the job.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for Video Producer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries

▲29%

▲24%

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries




Cinematography
▲5%


Videography
▼0%

National Average
$52,000




▼4%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%